Sam Rocha visits the Soap Box to answer questions about his somewhat–shall we say, “heterodox?”–review of the popular Christian film “God’s Not Dead” which goes beyond critique of a single film and offers some timely reflections on an entire genre and, in fact, an entire culture. Rocha says, frankly, that the problem is not that the message presented is a superficial version of Christianity, but that it is in his view not even Christian. But don’t make the mistake of writing off Rocha as a grouch. He offers a searing critique of Christian filmmaking, but has produced a much larger body of positive work through his other writings and his musical work here and here. Do give them a look, and stay tuned for more from this guy.
Watch the interview here:
About the guest:
Sam Rocha is assistant professor of philosophy of education at the University of British Columbia, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic channel, and a soul musician. His debut LP is an Augustinian soul album titled, Late to Love.